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Lecture 11

HIST 140 Lecture 11: GHST210_01December2014

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Department
HIST
Course Code
HIST 140
Professor
J E F F Bull

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Going Forward
Hopes and challenges in the early 21st century
The end of history
-Rise of a philosophical theory
-Francis Fukaya – new reality of the world, end of cold war suggested that world has finally
achieved what we wanted to have
oDemocracy, free educations...
-Climax of our existence
-Broke barriers between nations
-End of history idea after 9/11 terrorist attacks, the war that took place and the constant struggle in
Middle East
-China being a power block economically but still being a controlling government – questions
liberal democracy
-Some agree that democracy can be ended
Reality 1” Fragility of American War
-USA decided to regime change in Iraq – before 9/11
oNew American power
-Did this by force
-Failure of war and led to chaos – 3 way civil war in Iraq (Sunni, Shite, Kurds)
-Led to large American casualties
oDecline of American Moral Authority
-Exposed American brutality
-Proof of brutality and seeking power and domination
Reality 2: New Powers, New Demands
-Multi-polar world emerges
-Not sure who is allies with who and if anything could occur
-Vladimir Putin reasserted Russia as the greatest power – tried to destabilize nations in order to do
so
oPower may break European Union
-China’s President – Xi Jinnipeg – new leader that wants to assert Chinese power as they have the
second best economy
oRivalry could lead to destabilization
BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South America)
-These countries meet and have the desire to be powerful altogether
-Former colonies have started to raise living standards
-Power block that may work against Americans
“Arab Spring” of 2011
-Rise together to overthrow governmental regimes
-Failed in Syria
-Egypt government overthrown
-Desire for change in many parts of the world is showing
Reality 3: Globalization and its Discontents
-Connection of countries economically
-Rise to multinational corporations that move around
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Going Forward  Hopes and challenges in the early 21 century  The end of history - Rise of a philosophical theory - Francis Fukaya – new reality of the world, end of cold war suggested that world has finally achieved what we wanted to have o Democracy, free educations... - Climax of our existence - Broke barriers between nations - End of history idea after 9/11 terrorist attacks, the war that took place and the constant struggle in Middle East - China being a power block economically but still being a controlling government – questions liberal democracy - Some agree that democracy can be ended  Reality 1” Fragility of American War - USA decided to regime change in Iraq – before 9/11 o New American power - Did this by force - Failure of war and led to chaos – 3 way civil war in Iraq (Sunni, Shite, Kurds) - Led to large American casualties o Decline of American Moral Authority - Exposed American brutality - Proof of brutality and seeking power and domination  Reality 2: New Powers, New Demands - Multi-polar world emerges - Not sure who is allies with who and if anything could occur - Vladimir Putin reasserted Russia as the greatest power – tried to destabilize nations in order to do so o Power may break European Union - China’s President – Xi Jinnipeg – new leader that wants to assert Chinese power as they have the second best economy o Rivalry could lead to destabilization  BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South America) - These countries meet and have the desire to be powerful altogether - Former colonies have started to raise living standards - Power block that may work against Americans  “Arab Spring” of 2011 - Rise together to overthrow governmental regimes - Failed in Syria - Egypt government overthrown - Desire for change in many parts of the world is showing  Reality 3: Globalization and its Discontents - Connection of countries economically - Rise to multinational corporations that move around - Corp
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